ESET Secure Authentication 2.0 (ESA 2.0) is an updated version of its potent, software-based two-factor authentication (2FA), safeguarding mobile workforces against data breaches due to compromised passwords and aiding in regulatory compliance with HIPAA, PCI DSS and others. ESA 2.0 has the following new features and benefits: SDK for custom integration scenarios, broader support of business tools such as Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics, the ability to add to Remote Desktop Web Access logins, and a simplified installation process that informs the client of specific problems on the domain before the installation proceeds.
This simple and highly efficient application makes use of remote end users’ mobile devices to deliver a one-time password (OTP) when they connect to company networks, providing added security to the network and the device. The associated loss or theft of sensitive data, subsequent brand erosion and revenue impact can cripple a business of any size. Adding secure validation to weak and static user passwords and unsecured remote access makes businesses dramatically less of a potential target for cyber criminals.
With the recent wave of high-profile data breaches, including the Target hack, which exposed the credit card data of millions of people, the threat landscape for enterprises and consumers appears gloomy. Whether it is nation-state attacks, cyber criminals or hacktivists, enterprises and consumers remain a constant target, especially with the growth of mobile devices, which bring even more points of entry for cyber crime.
However, help is on the way. This week, the RSA Conference, the IT security industry's largest event, will take place with leading security companies from around the world discussing new strategies and unveiling new technologies designed to help reduce cyber threats and protect against devastating attacks that can cripple a company or wipe out a consumer’s bank account.
Some of the new products and technology being released at RSA are featured in the following slides.